Tommy E Parrish (1944-2010)
MIDLAND Tommy E. Parrish, "World's Greatest Papaw," 65, of Midland passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2010.
Family will greet friends Thursday, July 22, 2010, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 23, 2010, at Fairmont Park Church of Christ in Midland with Scott Sheppard officiating.
Tommy was born November 25, 1944, to Leonard and Evanell (Cowart) Parrish in Corsicana, Texas. Mr. Parrish married Billie Scroggins, November 14, 1964, in Andrews
He worked in the oil industry most of his life. He worked as a Consultant for Laredo Petroleum until his passing. Tommy's grandchildren were the most important things to him. He loved going fishing at Lake Amistad and enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events; he was their biggest fan.
Mr. Parrish was a member of Fairmont Park Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Billie of 45 years; two daughters, Shannon and husband Terry Minica, D'andra and husband Bo Watson, all of Midland; one sister, Imogene and husband Waymon Hughen; one brother, Gary and wife Cheryl Parrish of Midland; two grandsons; and seven granddaughters.
His parents and his brother, Roy Don Parrish, preceded him in death.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Published in Odessa American on July 22, 2010
Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on July 22, 2010